Ganshert retires from Air Force after 24 years

Ganshert retires from Air Force after 24 years

The 357th hangar, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tuscon, Ariz. was the setting for the retirement ceremony for Master Sergeant Eric W. Ganshert on June 16, 2017. An A-10 (warthog) served as a backdrop. Retired Major Christoper Ganshert (his brother) conducted the ceremony. MSGT Ganshert served in the USAF for 24 years being stationed at Lakeland AFB, Texas, Sheppard AFB, Texas, Cannon AFB, N.M., Eielson AFB, Alaska, Pope AFB, N.C., Osan AB, Korea and Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. During his career he was deployed to Saudi Arabia twice, Kuwait four times, Afghanistan, and Korea twice. Among other awards he received the Meritorius Service Medal and was presented an American flag during the ceremony. MSGT Ganshert honored his wife, Brenda, son, Eriq, and parents Bernard and Merna Ganshert with plaques and medals. He also presented his father with a shadow-box he crafted himself commemorating his father’s career including a flag he had flown over Iraq in an A-10 during Operation Southern Watch. The Ganshert family, including Bernard, Chris, Scot and Eric, was honored for 77 years of combined service to our country, including Air Force, Navy and NE Air Guard.

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